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Not sure what to do next? Let us help! Simply follow our 'how to videos' or our comprehensive instructions below.

We'll take you through the process, step by step, ensuring that your blind fits perfectly by accurately measuring your window. Have any queries or hesitations? Reach out to our team of blind and curtain experts, and we'll provide all the assistance you need.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more personalised touch, we offer in-home consultations with our expert consultants. Available in Auckland, Waikato, and select regions around the country. Our consultants will work with you to find the perfect solutions to your blind and/or curtain needs. They will also take care of the measurements, ensuring a tailored solution that meets your exacting needs.

how to measure your window for blinds

You've got everything you need right here! Take a look below at our blind measuring videos.

We also have printable measuring instructions, a sheet to note down all your measurements and a link to our online quote form. For the more adventurous there is also an instruction sheet on how to measure corner windows.

Remember, if you need any further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you ensure that your blinds fit perfectly.

blind design tips

inside or outside fit

Your blinds can be fitted inside the window frame ("inside fit") or outside of the window on the wall or architrave ("outside fit").

You'll need to decide which option you wish to go with before you measure.

Inside fit is typically the preferred choice, as it delivers a sleek appearance that's more visually pleasing than an outside fit. It's worth noting that some light will filter through the edges though. This can be reduced to some degree by adjusting the blind's position within the frame.

If you are considering Inside Fit, check for any obstacles such as fixed mullions or sliding door mullions that might hinder installation on the inside of the window frame.

Outside fit, while less common, has its advantages. It may be the preferred option in these situations:

  • its different distinct aesthetic appeal
  • its ability to provide better light blockage when combined with a blind that is back rolled - This can be particularly beneficial in bedrooms.
  • it is also a good option for irregularly shaped windows or windows with shallow frames.
more about us
100% kiwi owned & operated

100% kiwi owned & operated

Based in Auckland, we are a locally owned retail manufacturer selling blinds & curtains direct to both residential & commercial customers across NZ.

New Zealand wide shipping

New Zealand wide shipping

No matter where you are in the country, we'll ship our NZ-made blinds & curtains straight to you from our Auckland manufacturing facility.

extensive warranty

extensive warranty

Buy with confidence. We offer a 5 year warranty on all blind fabrics, blind & curtain components & workmanship, along with a 3 year warranty on all curtain fabrics.

easy installation

easy installation

Our blinds & curtains are easy to install and come with instructions. If you need further information regarding measuring & fitting, see our ‘how to’ section or contact us for assistance.

free sample service

free sample service

Get the fabric colour and texture that you want for your blinds or curtains by taking advantage of our free fabric sample service.

best price guarantee

best price guarantee

Find a better price for the same blinds or curtains? We'll beat it. You'll get quality custom-made blinds or curtains for your home at the lowest price.

Who are we?

Proudly Kiwi owned, we manufacture blinds at our Auckland facility, and retail both curtains & blinds to domestic & commercial markets across NZ.

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